Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah (born December 2, 1983) is a Portuguese actress who currently plays Kensi Blye in the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles.
She started her career in Portugal. Her first acting role came at the age of 16, when she auditioned for a soap opera Jardins Proibidos, and cast for the role of Sara. She kept working on diverse projects, as well as finishing high school. At the age of 18 moved to London, England to do a B.A. in Performing Arts at the London Metropolitan University. Having finished with a first class Honors, Daniela returned to Portugal to pursue more work. She was given principal roles in television series, short films, theatre and in 2007 moved to New York to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and pursue her career.
NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: Los Angeles, a spin-off of NCIS, sees a team of highly trained agents working in undercover surveillance at the Office of Special Projects (OSP), a division of NCIS. The show was introduced during a two-part episode of NCIS, named Legend (Part 1) and Legend (Part 2). Daniela starred as Kensi Blye, a Special Agent in the Office of Special Projects, and reprises this role in NCIS: Los Angeles. The new series premiered on September 22, 2009, and airs Tuesdays at 9:00pm on CBS, following NCIS at 8:00pm